Oneiro EP

by Helen Perris

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The Oneiro EP was created in the sleep deprivation of new motherhood, fueled by the support of fans.

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released November 16, 2013

All music and lyrics by Helen Perris.
Produced by Josh Schuberth at Endomusia Productions.

Vocals, piano, violin: Helen Perris
Drums, bass, guitars & pretty much all else: Josh Schuberth
’Cello on Damaged: Kate Adams
Backing vocals on All I Know: Helen Perris, Caitlin Mulcahy & Josh Schuberth

All tracks recorded and mixed by Josh Schuberth at Endomusia Productions, Love Hz Studios.

Mastered by Steve Smart at Studios 301.

Make-up & hair by Tatjana Vaune
Photography by M Ellen Burns
Design by Aleisha Hobson

Thank you to my husband and two boys for their patience, love, and never ending support.
Thanks to Ali for being my sounding board, Josh for the genius, and Brendan, Kim & Amanda for sharing your stage. Thanks to Tatjana, Ellen & Leish for your mad skills.

Many thanks to my Pozible supporters: Diane Adnum, Stu Annels, Alison Avron, Arbor Night (Tania Risko), Jess Blacklock, Mairi Campbell, Ian A. Chapman, Nick Ellis (@electric589), Fletty & Fionna, @Glebe2037, Leo Kim, Kirsten & Mikey, Dimi Kostakos, James Leahy, Dylan Lloyd, Jo Martin, Miriam & Caitlin Mulcahy, Nick O'Donohue, Mark Oliver, Kirsten Perris, Sue Perris, @PoetryDiet, Asajii Reynolds, Ian Ronald, Justine Scali, Luke Sheehan, Rachel Taylor (@Sparkie_gal), @trib @allidc & @MissHDC, Euan Troup, Erin White, @19bk69 (Marry me Stu!) and the many others who helped to make this EP possible.

Copyright Helen Perris 2013

www.helenperrismusic.com

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Helen Perris Sydney, Australia

A storyteller, who wears her heart on her sleeve.
Wearer of vintage dresses and petticoats.

Helen's music is the love child of Tori Amos and Eddie Perfect at a suburban BBQ. Her autobiographical songs travel between whimsy and heartbreak.
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Track Name: All I Know
I was just a foolish girl; I didn’t know what I wanted
I was just a foolish girl; I didn’t know what I wanted
Bad relationships had left me feeling bruised
I was lost, alone and quite often confused

I was chasing pretty boys; I thought they would make me happy
I was chasing pretty boys; I thought they would make me happy
But this emptiness inside of me remained
Shallow hearted and possessive boys had stained

You were unexpectedly exactly what I needed
You were unexpectedly exactly what I needed
There was kindness and respect that showed you cared
And I fell in love, completely unprepared

All I know is you make me laugh
All I know is you make me laugh
You make me smile and shake my head
I won’t get angry, ’cause instead you make me laugh

I won’t pretend that this is your Gorecki
It’s the best that I can try to do
But the words and intent clearly represent
How I feel about you

Now I know that we will be eternally connected
Now I know that we will be eternally connected
There’s a part of you inside of me that grows
And the joy on our faces clearly shows

All I know is you make me laugh
All I know is you make me laugh
You make me smile and shake my head
I won’t get angry, ’cause instead you make me laugh
You make me laugh
You make me laugh
Track Name: Damaged
I dream while I'm awake, relive every mistake
I ache for simpler times before the pain
This feeling is so strange: why did things have to change?
Now every part of me is filled with rain

Open up the scars of my heart and let them bleed, let them bleed
I don't know what I want, I don't know what I want or what I need, or what I need
I'm damaged, oh I'm damaged

I'm one step from the fall with no voice left to call
Will anyone catch me if I leap?
Confusion reigns supreme, I'll numb a silent scream
The waves continue crashing as I sleep

Open up the scars in my heart and let them bleed, let them bleed
I don't know what I want, I don't know what I want or what I need, or what I need
I'm damaged, oh I'm damaged

Open up the scars in my heart and let them bleed, let them bleed
I don't know what I want, I don't know what I want or what I need, or what I need
I'm damaged, oh I'm damaged
I'm damaged, so what do you want from me?
Track Name: Dancing Around the Subject
Your hypocrisy astounds me
And your logic knows no bounds
Has common sense left you?
'Cause you've none at all to be found

And maybe you're not as beautiful as your lover says you are
And maybe you're not as clever as your professor says you are
And maybe you're not as perfect as your father says you are
And maybe you're not as successful as your accountant says you are
Stop whining
Stop playing the victim
Stop dancing around the subject
'Cause you're not all that.

Bitterness doesn't become you
Though your M.O. is to jibe
You could consider being more considerate
Or would that harsh your vibe?

And maybe you're not as funny as your best friend says you are
And maybe you're not as strong as your trainer says you are
And maybe you're not as special as your mother says you are
And maybe you're not as well adjusted as your life coach says you are
Stop whining
Stop playing the victim
Stop dancing around the subject
'Cause you're not all that.

I realise I have faults, I know I'm human
I've made mistakes and I admit to them
But when you can't let things go
They fester and grow and turn ugly
So I'm letting go
I'm letting go

And maybe I'm not as beautiful as your lover says you are
And maybe I'm not as clever as your professor says you are
And maybe I'm not as perfect as your father says you are
And maybe I'm not as successful as your accountant says you are
But I'm not whining
I'm not playing the victim
I'm not dancing around the subject
'Cause I'm better than that.

So stop whining
Stop playing the victim
Stop sulking
Stop making excuses
Stop beating around the bush
Stop flogging the dead horse
Stop dancing around the subject
'Cause you're not all that.
Track Name: Demophobia
I don't go in mosh pits anymore these days
'Cause I might get knocked off my feet
So when I go to see my favourite bands
I try to always get a seat

'Cause it's a terrifying place
It's a terrifying place

I try avoiding busy shopping malls
Post-Christmas sales are not my style
And if I happened to get trapped in one
You'd find me curled up in an aisle

'Cause it's a terrifying place
It's a terrifying place
It's a terrifying place
It's a terrifying place

Oh it wouldn't be so bad if I was built like you
But positive self talk doesn't work
When you're five foot tall
And you feel so small

'Cause it's a terrifying place
It's a terrifying place
It's a terrifying place
It's a terrifying place
Feeling like a mental case
Could get crushed here in this space
Fighting elbows in the face
It's a terrifying place